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Ferraton Hermitage Le Meal Rouge 2017 (750ML)

$119.95
SKU:
FERLEMEAB7B
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Vintage:
2017
Format:
750ML
Appellation:
Hermitage
Region:
Northern Rhone
Stock Status:
Pre-Arrival

Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions

97 DE / 95-97 JD

 

From south-exposed vines in lieu-dit Le Meal, the fruit is all destemmed and fermented in concrete, then aged for up to 18 months in barrel, on average around 40% new. This wine is dark and brooding in style, with charcoal-laced blackberry fruits. It's full-bodied but not massive, with real energy and drive. It's highly spiced and overly oaky, but rapier-like acidity helps to keep things dynamic. It's almost unbearably powerful at this stage, but not stodgy, and it has a long, tapered finish. Drinking Window 2020 - 2036 Matt Walls - Decanter.com

 

In the same ballpark, the sensational looking 2017 Ermitage Le Méal offers a huge blast of sweet blackberry jam, black raspberries, new saddle leather, incense, and dried flowers. This is backed up by a deep, rich, full-bodied barrel sample that has sweet tannins, a layered, powerful mid-palate, terrific purity, and a great finish. The Le Méal release is always destemmed and the 2017 will spend 18 months in 40% new French oak. Jeb Dunnuck

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